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Linda Kram

Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 848 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    67
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    81
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    9.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    65
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    155
    minutes
    spent learning

Linda's Actions

Family

Swap the Snacks

I will swap out 2 prepackaged snacks a day for fresh fruits or veggies.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook a Plastic Free Meal

I will prepare meals at home each day without using any items packaged in single-use plastic.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Family

Learn about Environmental Justice

Using the action resource links below, my family will spend 20 minutes learning about environmental justice, causes of environmental injustice, and how plastic waste disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Family

Discover Together

I will spend 30 minutes educating my family on the basics of living a reduced/no-plastic lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Proper Bioplastic Disposal

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Eating

If traveling, I will bring my own snacks and meals in my own containers to avoid the waste of take-out containers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Clean Plate Club

When I need to replace my dish soap, I will switch to a bar or refillable option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Travel Toiletries

If traveling, I will reuse my old travel tubes to refill with my soaps or only bring bar soaps with me in a TSA-approved reusable quart-sized bag.

Completed
One-Time Action

Lifestyle

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn about Plastic Production

Plastic production, not just disposal, pollutes communities and harms people. I will learn about the impacts of plastic production on humans, animals, communities, and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Estimate My Plastic Consumption

I will visit the rePurpose website, complete the 3-minute plastic consumption calculator, and explore how I can reBalance my annual plastic footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 5 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Dig into Bioplastics

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impacts of bioplastics and how to properly dispose of them in my city, and I will share this information with 5 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Write Letters, Emails or Sign Petitions

I will write or sign 1 letters, emails or petitions per day to advocate for plastic-free or planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Local Waste Sites

I will spend 20 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Personal Care

Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will spend 20 minutes learning about the costs of fast fashion and begin trying to practice sustainable fashion in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Switch to Loose Leaf Tea

Because many tea bags and most sleeves and sachets contain plastic, I will switch to using loose leaf tea.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 7:03 PM
    Much more conscious when I'm shopping and consuming .
  • Reflection Question
    Personal Care Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 7:02 PM
    Create your own fashion by sewing, knitting, using natural dyes that you harvested yourself.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Clean Plate Club
    How easy was this swap for you? Did you have any concerns before making it?

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 7:00 PM
    Not as hard as I thought but there are limited options for purchase.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn about Plastic Production
    What did you learn about how plastic production impacts humans, animals, communities, and the environment? Which of these impacts specifically affects your community?

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 6:59 PM
    Plastic production affects communities differently based on production. The extraction process for raw materials and the byproducts of manufacturing are both contributors to a variety of pollutants. Often manufacturers are in areas that have lower income populations.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Travel Eating
    Was this action easy or difficult to do? How did it change your travel experience?

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 6:49 PM
    Difficult.  Drinks, etc can't be brought from home through security and the concessions have limited choices and mostly they are wrapped in plastic.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 6:47 PM
    Reuse or upcycle what you have, use thrift shops, etc
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Proper Bioplastic Disposal
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 6:46 PM
    Plastics are now in everything including us. I am concerned about how we can reverse that. Also, it sounds like disposal can be difficult and can even cause recycled items to fail.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Dig into Bioplastics
    What did you learn about bioplastic production and disposal? Did anything surprise you? Are bioplastics accepted by your city's waste management?

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 6:40 PM
    It's a little better than regular plastic but can be hard to dispose if.
  • Reflection Question
    Lifestyle Complete a Waste Audit
    What did you learn about the waste you create? Where can you reduce the most?

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 6:18 PM
    A lot from ordering dinners delivered. I can do more local shopping and creating meals at home.
  • Reflection Question
    Family Learn about Environmental Justice
    What did you and your family learn about environmental justice? What questions came up for you? What feelings?

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    Linda Kram 7/31/2022 6:14 PM
    It's hard to know where to begin to rectify thus. A lot of people give up .